FEV opens lab for customized battery systems, cells in Germany
German firm FEV, specializing in the development of tailor-made battery systems and their components for mobility, is expanding its service portfolio with a new battery cell lab at its headquarters located in Aachen, Germany. The lab is expected to become operational in the coming days before the end of this year.
The company claims that the state-of-the-art facility will focus on the analysis and benchmarking of battery cells regarding performance, lifetime and safety behavior as well as enabling cell developments.
"The cell is a key component for the performance of battery systems and thus crucial for the success of electric vehicles and applications. That´s why it is of great importance to understand the composition and behavior of the wide variety of battery cells in detail," said Dr. Michael Stapelbroek, Vice President Electric Powertrain at FEV.
With this laboratory, FEV can perform a detailed evaluation of the battery cells, touching upon the aspects of cell disassembly and analyses, production of prototype cells, safety tests as well as in-depth material analyses.
Further, the lab can also assist developers on other aspects such as performance, service life, safety behavior, internal structure and material composition for battery system design, cell design and cell simulation.
This range of competencies and the related advancement of the cell database can considerably accelerate and secure the development process of battery systems, claims the company. The new lab also ideally extends the existing competencies of FEV's battery cell test benches in Munich and France, which are focused on electrical cell characterization, it adds.
"The completion of our new battery cell laboratory in Aachen once more underlines FEV's innovative strength and leading position in the field of electromobility and battery systems, including cell development," said Stapelbroek.